This Is Halloween

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"This Is Halloween"
Song by the cast of The Nightmare Before Christmas from the album The Nightmare Before Christmas
Released March 16, 1993
Genre Soundtrack
Language English
Length 3:16
Label Walt Disney
Writer Danny Elfman
Composer Danny Elfman
Producer Danny Elfman
Cover versions
Danny Elfman

"This Is Halloween" is a song by composer Danny Elfman from the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas, performed by the residents of the fictional "Halloween Town", which is the film's main setting. The song is featured in both HalloWishes at the Magic Kingdom and at Disneyland's Halloween Screams. In Calaway Park, it is featured in the haunted mansion. It is also used as the background music for the Halloween Town world in the video game Kingdom Hearts. The song is featured in the Wii video game Just Dance 3.


"This Is Halloween" was covered by Marilyn Manson in 2006 and later put on the 2008 album Nightmare Revisited. The song was also covered by Panic! at the Disco for the The Nightmare Before Christmas (soundtrack) 2006 reissue bonus disc.[1][2] It has also been rerecorded for foreign language versions of the film, including Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Thai. Powerglove has done an instrumental version on their album Saturday Morning Apocalypse. The Candy Spooky Theater covered the song on their 2010 album SpookyWonderland. Kidz Bop also performed a cover of the song in the album Kidz Bop Halloween. On the 2011 album V-Rock Disney, which features visual kei artists covering Disney songs, Sadie covered this song.[3]


  1. ^ Nagy, Evie (2006-10-11). "Manson, Fiona, Fall Out Boy Revisit 'Nightmare'". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, James (2008-08-28). "Fall Out Boy, Panic, Marilyn Manson Add To New 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Soundtrack". MTV. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Visual kei bands to take on Disney songs for ‘V-ROCK Disney’!". Retrieved 2011-09-16.